Music Exec Loses Bid To Appeal E-Book Price-Fixing Deal

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday blocked a music executive’s bid to appeal an e-book price-fixing settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and three major publishers, ruling that as a consumer and nonparty to the litigation, he did not have the authority to challenge the deal.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote sided with the Justice Department and HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Simon & Schuster Inc. and Hachette Book Group Inc. in EMusic founder Bob Kohn’s appeal, saying Kohn is not qualified to disrupt the parties’...
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